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Exhibitions, Shows and Workshops 2018

ICHF – Penshurst Place

Sat 5th – Mon 7th May

Penshurst Place, Tonbridge

Cornwall Open Studios

19th, 20th, 23rd-28th May

11.00 – 15.00

The Studio – Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, Cornwall

Royal Cornwall Show

Thurs 7th – Sat 9th June

Wadebridge, Cornwall

Clay: A festival of Ceramics

Sun 1st July

Barnstable, Devon

Constantine Art Society Exhibition

21st July – 11th August

Constantine Village Hall, Constantine, Cornwall

Potfest in the Pens

Fri 3rd – Sun 5th August

Skirsgill Auction Mart, Penrith

Art in Clay

Fri 17th – Sun 19th August

Hatfield House, Hatfield, Herts

‘Time & Tide’ – Annual Solo Exhibition

Fri 24th – Mon 27th August

Port Navas Village Hall, Cornwall

Now in its 5th Year, Mel Chambers annual exhibition takes you on yet another adventure! This years theme ‘Time & Tide’ takes you through a magikal underwater world of myths & legends of the deep. Raku Fired Sculpture, Alchemy Tiles, Original Paintings and gifts to suit all budgets.

ICHF – Penshurst Place

Fri 7th – Sun 9th September

Penshurst Place, Tonbridge

Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Fri 14th – Sun 16th September

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

Winter Craft Fair at Cotehele

Sat 3rd & Sun 4th Nov

Cotehele National Trust, St Dominick, Cornwall

Country Homes & Interiors Christmas

Thurs 22nd to Sun 25th Nov

Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames

Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Wed 28th – Thurs 29th Nov

Lemon Quay, Truro

Fowey Christmas Market

Fri 30th Nov – Sun 2nd Dec

Fowey, Cornwall

Winter Gift Fair

Tues 11th – Thurs 20th Dec

Lemon Quay, Truro


Workshops & Courses


Make Your Own Alchemy Tiles

A great opportunity to make your own Alchemy Tiles (or Encaustic tiles as its officially known). Using ancient techniques dating back to 13th century you’ll be guided through the skills of carving, applying coloured slip and developing your own tile designs as well as understanding the history and background of this lost craft. A great way to hand make your own bespoke gifts or tiles for you own home.

You’ll be making up to 5 of your own tiles and the price includes full tuition, all materials, glazing, firings and lunch on both days (Each tile approx. 14x14cm with a RRP value of £30 each).

As well as relaxing and enjoying the stunning views of Port Navas and delicious vegetarian organic lunch and home made cake on both days.

Sat 10.00 – 16.00

Sun 12.00 – 16.00


Sat 27th & Sun 28th October 2018 – Click here to book


Mel is also business partner to Richenda Macgregor at Studio 45 based on the beautiful Dartington Estate in Devon. Studio 45 holds weekly ceramics course, monthly workshops and a membership scheme to a creative pottery hub. For more information please click on the links below.

Click here for Weekly Courses – Sculpting & Throwing

Click here for Monthly Workshops

Monthly workshops include…

Intensive Throwing

Paper Clay

Women Making Big Pots

Introduction to Glazes

Understanding Glazes

Working with Ash Glazes

Raku Firing

Raku Kiln Building

Advanced Raku Firing

Encaustic & Raku Tile Making

Playing with Porcelain

Alchemy Tiles

Click here for Studio 45 Membership